This race game comes from the Moki and Hopi people of southwestern North America. There are several variations of the arrangement, including a version for four players. In all cases, each player has but one peg, and must race to the opponent’s home space and back again to win. The movement is determined by a toss of casting sticks or coins, and there’s a definitive push-your-luck aspect to these coin-tosses. Control of the center space is the real key to the game. Fun and straightforward, a series of games is typical to determine a final winner (best three out of five, and so on).
This game can be played by 2 players ages 6 and up. One game of Totolospi takes about 10 Minutes to play.